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Article for the week of 10/4/06
Really Pathetic Classic Movie Review
Son of Paleface
By, Puns McKenna
A lighthearted western comedy staring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rodgers, and of course, Trigger (the smartest horse in the movies).
Son of Paleface is the lighthearted sequel to The Paleface, in which Hope played Painless Peter Potter. In Son of Paleface, hope plays the hapless, idiot son of Painless Potter. Junior Potter has just graduated from Harvard. He comes out west looking to inherit his father's fortune. Only Painless Potter has hidden his fortune. And left so many debts, he makes college grants look like lunch money.
Junior barrels into town in his horseless carriage and wreaks havoc with the local transportation system. Busted wagons and traumatized horses just add to the debt that Junior has to pay. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. On his first day in town, Junior meets up with his Pop's old partner, Ebenezer Hawkins, played by Paul E. Burns. Old Eb knows that Painless his fortune, and as his partner, he feels he deserves a share. Now Eb isn't all bad, cause he's looking out for Junior too. He helps Junior bluff his way through town until they can find the fortune.
On his first night in town, Junior meets the town's wealthy entertainer, Mike Delroy, played by Jane Russell. Mike saves our hapless hero several times during the movie, and along the way falls in love. He also meets Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger. Roy and Trigger portray themselves in this movie, as a government agent and his faithful partner. When Ebenezer finds the fortune that Painless Peter Potter hid, Roy, Trigger, Junior, and Mike team up to find Ebenezer and the gold.
Hope, Russell, Rogers, Trigger, Burns, and the supporting cast, combine their talents to make this movie a comedic jaunt through the "Wild West". If you want a good laugh without strings attached, I highly recommend "Son of Paleface". It's one of Bob Hope's best movies next to "The Seven Little Foys". Classic Comedy. Western Hijinx. Award Winning music. This movie has it all. If you like Bob Hope and want a good comedy, watch this movie. Son of Paleface is well worth 95 minutes of your time.
Really Pathetic Movie Review
Everyoneís Hero Rounds the Bases as a Family Flick
By, Paul Mann (Editor and Weirdo)
Once in a while itís nice to escape the negativity of the world, especially
if you are a baseball fan. Things havenít been the brightest for the majors
in the past couple of years with steroids, overpaid players and in my
case a lack of winning by my favorite club. There is a glimmer of hope
fans of Americaís pastime, hope in a movie that reminds us itís not about
how Barry screwed up this week; itís about the game itself. A movie titled:
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